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How to install firmware updates for Jabra USB devices

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In this blog we will show you how to update the firmware on your Jabra USB device Jabra USB devices could be a speakerphone corded headset wireless headset connect the Jabra device using the provided USB cable directly to your desktop or laptop computer with Jabra PC Suite installed do not connect to a docking station or USB splitter if using a wireless headset connect the provided power cable directly to the base then to a working electrical outlet dock the headset to the charging base launch the dropper or PC Suite firmware updater on the firmware update wizard choose the Jabra USB device to update from the drop down menu keep check for firmware updates on Jabra web server requiring internet access checked then click Next the firmware updater will read the current device firmware if a later version is available you may continue with the update click download to retrieve when download is complete click Next some devices will prompt you to make a region selection choose your region then click Next the device will be switched to firmware update mode do not interrupt or disconnect the device during this process when complete some devices will prompt you to click Next to continue allow the firmware update to run do not interrupt or disconnect the device during this process unless prompted to do so this may take several minutes when successfully completed click finish your device firmware is now up-to-date for more information please visit jabra.com/support thank you for watching

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How to FORCE Echo to Update to the latest Software Version

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Hi there my name’s Vince from my mate Vince comm and in this blog today I’m going to show you how you can force your Amazon echo dot all your Amazon echo to upgrade to the latest software so normally it will do this automatically and often it will do it overnight when it doesn’t have any interruptions but in this instance here I’ve just bought this and I want to set up multi-room audio and I can’t because it keeps saying here on this particular second echo dot it keeps saying that firmware update is required and it’s not updating itself but I want to do it now so I can get on and do all the testing and set it up well this is really easy to do all you have to do is press the mute button and then just leave it for around 30 minutes and then it should update itself so the mute button is just this one here that looks like a microphone with a line through it and I’m just going to press it and then what will happen is you’ll get the red ring around the top and right now it’s not listening to me and it’s not going to get any interruptions so now it should force it to do the update now the time right now is 1146 so what I’m going to do is I’m going to fast-forward through the video and we’ll see how long it takes you so I has taken over 30 minutes to update itself but a long last it has so now if I go to the Alexa app if I go down to multi room music you can now see that under the second echo dot it just says online it doesn’t say that the firmware update required so right now I can group them together and do my multi room music so there you go it is actually quite easy to force the echo to update itself it just takes a little bit of time so I hope you enjoyed the blog please give it a thumbs up if you liked .

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O2 Wifi Calling

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We all love how powerful and versatile the smartphone has become and the key to getting the most from your phone is that you’re connected whenever you need it to help make sure that you’re more connected than ever on o2 we’ve introduced Wi-Fi m4g Corning so what does this mean it means that if you ever find yourself of our traditional phones we know you can still make all provide a Wi-Fi connection and information a Wi-Fi call and you need to leave the Wi-Fi area your phone will seamlessly handle from Wi-Fi to 4G or vice versa so you can continue your computation to Tricia about poodels without interruption other great news is that the sound quality on Wi-Fi and 4G call is even clearer it uses your minutes and not your data and there’s no need to download a separate we’re rolling out this service gradually so we get it right the first time you can use Wi-Fi calling on a compatible device and any Wi-Fi connection and 4G calling will be available in more settings and more devices over the coming month it’s another way to stay connected with ot you

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OlogyMart Gsmjustoncct EFT DONGLE And Dongle Serial With 2 IN 1 Cable For Protected Software Repair Tool

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Supported Brands CPU

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SONY
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MTK

Read,write Factory Flasher
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Read pattern
Read preloader

ASUS

Reapir IMEI

MOTO RLA

Flashing XML
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RESET FRP [ Last security ]
RESET FRP [ EDL Mode, Fastboot Mode, Adb mode]
Enable All Languages
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Install / Uninstall Google Services
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Gsmjustoncct EFT DONGLE And Dongle Serial With 2 IN 1 Cable For Protected Software For Unlockin And Repairing Smart Phones Repair – Electrical Gadgets & Tools Other Electrical Tools

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Features : SAM SUNG
HT C
L G
HUAWEI
ASUS
SONY
MOTO ROLA
QUALCOMM
MTK
Spreadrum
Exynos
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Direct Unlock SAM SUNG SPD
Direct Unlock SAM SUNG Qualcomm
Spreadrum imei + netowkr repair
DRK Repair UART
Qualcomm repair imei NV
Remove All SAM SUNG old security
MTK
Read,write Factory Flasher
FRP Remove
IMEI Repair
Unlock Sim
Read sim code
Remove pattern and lock
Read pattern
Read preloader
ASUS
Reapir IMEI
MOTO RLA
Flashing XML
RESET [ Last security ]
RESET [ Mode, Fastboot Mode, Adb mode]
Enable All Languages
IMEI Repair [ Mode, ADB Mode, Mode ]
Read Factory Firmware [ ADB Mode ]
Install / Uninstall Services
And More Features…
RooT
ٍSupported Root USA Device
New security
Features Need RooT
Translate Add All Android Device Language to any Language you want, Features:
All SAM SUNG USA KOREA CHINA ….. KitKat Marshmallow Nougat (Not Remove After Format )
HOT UPDATES
Arabic ,Turkish ,Hindi ,Chinese ,Vietnamese ,Russian ,French ,Farsi ETC…
All Languages Of The World Without Exception.
Allow you to backup applications and restore it whenever problem occurs.
Added worlds first support for the latest security (Update patch 2016 and 2017).
worlds first One Fix root reboot.
worlds first One Remove Secure Storage.
worlds first One Fix contacts SAM SUNG 6.0.1 – to 7.0 if Done no need patch (BETA).
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For HTC LG Huawei Sony Moto-new EFT Dongle Easy-Firmware Team Dongle

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please note all our items are original and activated, but if you are not familiar with this item or you don’t know how to use it, we suggest you don’t buy it as we can only provide simple technical support, such as install the driver. Features: SAMSUNG Direct Unlock SAMSUNG Exynos Direct Unlock SAMSUNG SPD Direct Unlock SAMSUNG Qualcomm Spreadrum imei + netowkr repair DRK Repair UART Qualcomm repair imei & NV Remove Frp All Samsung New & old security MTK Read,write Factory Flasher FRP Remove IMEI Repair Unlock Sim Read sim code Remove pattern and lock Read pattern Read preloader ASUS Reapir IMEI MOTORLA Flashing XML Flasher Many Brand RESET FRP [ Last security ] RESET FRP [ EDL Mode, Fastboot Mode, Adb mode] Enable All Languages IMEI Repair [ Meta Mode, ADB Mode, ATE Mode ] Read Factory Firmware [ ADB Mode ] Install / Uninstall Google Services And More Features… RooT �1�7Supported Root USA Device New security Supported Brand & CPU SAMSUNG HTC LG HUAWEI ASUS

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VIPFIX Original EFT Dongle Schematic Diagram Phone Repair Tool Unlocking Flashing Repairing Phone Schematic Diagram Newer Chipset Smartphone Service for Samsung HTC Huawei Repair

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Product Introduction:
※Original EFT Dongle is high quality cell phone repair tool, it is a dongle protection software that used for unlocking, flashing, and repairing smart phones. The EFT dongle repair tool is very efficent and convenient to operate, which is available for Samsung,HTC,HUAWEI and almost cell phones.

Supported Brands & CPU:
-SAMSUNG
-HTC
-LG
-HUAWEI
-ASUS
-SONY
-MOTOROLA
-QUALCOMM
-MTK
-Spreadrum
-Exynos

HOT UPDATES
-Arabic ,Turkish ,Hindi ,Chinese ,Vietnamese ,Russian ,French ,Farsi ETC…
-All Languages Of The World Without Exception.
-Allow you to backup applications and restore it whenever problem occurs.
-Added worlds first support for the latest security (Update patch 2016 and 2017).
-worlds first One click Fix root reboot.
-worlds first One click Remove Secure Storage.
-worlds first One click Fix contacts Samsung 6.0.1 – to 7.0 if Done no need patch (BETA).
-worlds first One click Fix contacts Samsung Docomo.
-worlds first One click fix hotspot (Update).
-worlds first Update Dump Rome for the latest security.
-Samsung Screen reset (Sideload) need recovery mod.
-Update Dictionary.
-Add Google Services and Google Play.
-Full backup is available.
-Extract tar and Extract img.
-Merge dictionary.
-update Patch 6.0.1 .
-update Patch 7.0 .
-New jar Mod (Decompile jar).
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VIPFIX Original EFT Dongle Phone Repair Tool Unlocking Flashing Repairing Newer Chipset Smartphone Service for Samsung HTC Huawei Repair

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Product Introduction:
※Original EFT Dongle is high quality cell phone repair tool, it is a dongle protection software that used for unlocking, flashing, and repairing smart phones. The EFT dongle repair tool is very efficent and convenient to operate, which is available for Samsung,HTC,HUAWEI and almost cell phones.
Supported Brands & CPU:
-SAMSUNG
-HTC
-LG
-HUAWEI
-ASUS
-SONY
-MOTOROLA
-QUALCOMM
-MTK
-Spreadrum
-Exynos
HOT UPDATES
-Arabic ,Turkish ,Hindi ,Chinese ,Vietnamese ,Russian ,French ,Farsi ETC…
-All Languages Of The World Without Exception.
-Allow you to backup applications and restore it whenever problem occurs.
-Added worlds first support for the latest security (Update patch 2016 and 2017).
-worlds first One click Fix root reboot.
-worlds first One click Remove Secure Storage.
-worlds first One click Fix contacts Samsung 6.0.1 – to 7.0 if Done no need patch (BETA).
-worlds first One click Fix contacts Samsung Docomo.
-worlds first One click fix hotspot (Update).
-worlds first Update Dump Rome for the latest security.
-Samsung Screen reset (Sideload) need recovery mod.
-Update Dictionary.
-Add Google Services and Google Play.
-Full backup is available.
-Extract tar and Extract img.
-Merge dictionary.
-update Patch 6.0.1 .
-update Patch 7.0 .
-New jar Mod (Decompile jar).
-New jar Mod (Recompile jar).
-one click fix install app after patch.
-one click replace any apk.
-one click make backup app and patch rom (adb).
-one click flash any backup app and patch (adb).
-one click Fix And Enable Lte (4G).

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EFT Dongle

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Features:

SAMSUNG
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Direct Unlock SAMSUNG SPD
Direct Unlock SAMSUNG Qualcomm
Spreadrum IMEI + Network
DRK Repair UART
Qualcomm IMEI & NV
Remove FRP All Samsung

MTK
Read, Write Factory Flasher
FRP Remove
IMEI
Unlock SIM
Read SIM code
Remove pattern and lock
Read pattern
Read Pre-loader

ASUS
IMEI

MOTORLA
Flasher
Reset FRP (latest security, EDL Mode, FastBoot Mode, ADB mode)
Enable all languages
IMEI (Meta Mode, ADB Mode, ATE Mode)
Read Factory Firmware (ADB Mode)
Install / Uninstall Google Services

Root
Supported on USA devices
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25 Reasons Why Google Pixel 2 XL Is Better Than iPhone X

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What’s up guys it’s rom here and if you like me two phones that you have been heavily considering since like back in November are the Google pixel 2 XL and the iPhone X I mean these things are among the best of the best when it comes to smartphones and choosing between the two isn’t exactly easy so in this two-part PhoneBuff style video series We’re gonna be going over 25 reasons why the pixel 2 XL could be considered better than the iPhone 10 in this video, and then we’ll be doing this same exact thing in favor of the iPhone in the next video Which I’ll be linking for you down below after watching both videos and be sure to watch both videos Don’t be close-minded vote over here for which phone. You think has the stronger reasons all right. Let’s get right into it Tunnel bear is the easy to use privacy app that helps keep the activity on your phone private from hackers and ISPs while also letting you browse a more open web from over 20 countries go to TunnelBear.com/phonebuff or click on that link down below to try it tunnel bear for free reason number one Google assistance in In general the Google assistant is just smarter than Siri and while you can technically get the Google assistant on the iPhone it doesn’t work anywhere near as well as it does on the Pixel on the pixel to the assistant is easily accessible by squeezing the edges of the phone It comes with google lens Which allows you to search for things using just your camera and because it’s better Integrated with the system it can do things like check What’s on your screen to give you relevant information and it can even troubleshoot problems that you may be having with your phone it’s seriously next level.

Two better VR, with hundreds of apps already Available through Google’s daydream platform the pixel 2 coupled with the daydream view headsets offers a much better VR Experience than anything you can currently get on the iPhone 10. Three – Fast charging adapter. both of these phones technically support fast charging But unlike the iPhone the pixel actually comes with a fast charging adapter in the box whereas on the iPhone Yet The cop up in extra 70 bucks in order to get the same functionality. Four – multiple users, with support for multiple users You can create a completely separate user account for someone like your kid so you can install the games and apps that your kid wants To use on their own profile and keep all of their stuff separate from your profile That way you can just hand them your phone without having to worry about them getting into your text messages into your emails and you Can even prevent them from making phone calls. Reason number five Quick camera launch from any screen on or off you can jump right into the pixel twos camera with a double press of the power Button this not only makes it less likely that you’ll miss a great photo because you were fumbling around looking for the camera icon But it also kind of encourages you to take more photos at least it does for me six free unlimited photo storage And there’s no reason not to take a bunch of photos because with the pixel 2 you get Unlimited photo and video storage at full original quality something that you’d have to pay a monthly fee for on the iPhone with iCloud 7 better selfies the pixel selfie cam has a wider angle lens which lets you fit more people or background into your photos it has front-facing flash even while you’re recording a video in low light conditions and Despite not having all those special sensors in the iPhone 10’s notch, the portrait mode on the pixel 2 Just looks cleaner with it doing a better job at not blurring the top of your head in like your ears which tends to happen A lot more on the iPhone 10.

8 – smaller camera hump, alright, so this is the last point I’ll make about the camera on the pixel 2 and that said it doesn’t have a big ol protruding camera lens like the iPhone 10 Does so when it’s lying flat on a table you can actually use it without the phone rocking back and forth like crazy 9 File Manager on the pixel 2 you Actually get a real file manager compared to the limited one that you get on the iPhone Which not only allows you to manage the folders and files on your phone like you would on a computer But you can also drag and drop content from your phone Onto a computer when you connect it reason number 10 bigger screen the six-inch screen on the pixel 2 XL, is not only taller and wider than the 5.8. Inch screen on the iPhone 10, but it also doesn’t have a notch That’s cutting into it making it feel even bigger when watching videos or playing a game 11 multitasking taking advantage of that bigger screen the pixel 2 XL has two different Multitasking modes the first is split screen where you can run two apps on the screen at the same time split across the middle with a second being picture-in-picture Which allows you to run certain apps like? apps in YouTube to run in the corner while you jump in and out of your other apps allowing you to do more than just One thing at a time 12 default applications You can set your own default applications on the pixel 2, allowing you to Permanently replace a system app with any app of your choosing for example if you decide that you’d rather use Firefox as your main browser instead of using Chrome.

Well, you can do that whereas on the iPhone Apple Just won’t let that fly and instead locks you into the apps that they want you to use as default Which pretty much always are their own. 13 – Notifications, the pixel 2 does a better job at handling Notifications with a grouping notifications per app instead of having one app take over your whole lockscreen And with a giving you the ability to turn off certain categories of notifications within an app instead of having to disable all the notifications outright 14 2 hour return policy The pixel 2’s app store has a two-hour return period where you can return an app easily Right from the phone itself, so you can try a new app, and if it turns out that you don’t like it you won’t be stuck with the purchase and you don’t have to go through the headache of going through iTunes on a computer just to get your money back reason number 15 fingerprint scanner unlike the iPhone 10 the pixel 2 still has a fingerprint scanner which not only allows you to unlock your phone faster than face ID But it also works with special gestures that allow you to reveal and hide the notification shade with just a swipe 16 two year warranty the pixel 2 comes with a 2-year warranty from Google that protects you from any manufacturer defects that you may encounter with the phone Which is twice as long as the one year warranty that apple provides for the iPhone 10 17 cheaper At eight hundred and fifty dollars the pixel 2 XL is a hundred and fifty bucks cheaper than the thousand dollar iPhone 10 which is enough to buy you a case for the phone a chromecast for your TV a Google home Mini and still leaving you with twenty bucks left over to buy any apps that you may need from the Play Store 18 Ambient’s display both the iPhone 10 and the pixel 2 have a feature where when you lift the phone You get to see the time and your missed notifications But the pixels ambient display feature takes this one step further allowing this same information to always be available When the screen is off which can be a lot more convenient than having to pick it up every time 19 Battery indicators now only can you see the battery Percentage right there in the status bar which due to the notch on the iPhone 10 you can’t but the pixel 2 also gives you Estimate for how long he thinks the battery will actually last you and how long it thinks it will take for it to fully charge After you plug it in reason number 20 longer battery life while the difference in battery life Isn’t quite as drastic as maybe the spec sheet would have you imagine the bigger battery on the pixel 2 XL does seem to last longer on average with it typically having an extra 10 percent or so at the end of the day compared to the iPhone in my own personal daily use 21 repairability nobody ever plans on dropping their phones But accidents happen so one thing worth noting is the pixel 2 is significantly cheaper to repair than the iPhone 10 a broken screen costs 220 dollars to fix on the pixel compared to 270 dollars on the iPhone while a shattered back can cost up to a whopping 550 bucks on the iPhone compared to just 160 dollars on the pixel 22 sharing not only This is a pixel 2 give you more options to share content from one app to another Like being able to take a photo straight from your gallery to be edited in Photoshop But it also learns from your sharing habits over time and starts to put your most frequently used options Conveniently front and center 23 front facing speakers both the iPhone 10 and the pixel two have stereo speakers But one area where the pixel 2 has the edge is both of its speakers are front firing Whereas on the iPhone 10 only one of the speakers is front firing while the other is bottom firing Which isn’t really a problem when you hold a phone in portrait But when you hold it in landscape like when you’re watching a video or playing a game that bottom firing speaker can easily get covered Up by your hand which is something that you don’t have to worry about on the pixel 24 USB OTG with the included USB C-to-USB A adapter in the Box you can easily connect USB peripherals like a USB flash drive a Keyboard or even a mouse and have them work.

Just like they would on a desktop computer Reason number 25 now playing the now playing feature on the pixel 2 can automatically show you what song is playing? Nearby so this for example. You’re at a restaurant and you hear a song that you like playing in the background You can just glance over at your phone and see the name of the song and who it’s by Right there on the lockscreen alright So those were some of the best reasons why the pixel two could be considered better than the iPhone 10 if you think I’ve missed any reasons let me know down below in the comments, but before I jump out here I want to give a big Thanks to Tunnel Bear for sponsoring today’s video so a few weeks ago I was in Las Vegas for CES and pretty much all week.

I was using Tunnel Bear on my phone because Naturally, I was connecting to a lot of public Wi-Fi hotspots and using Tunnel Bear I was able to encrypt all my web traffic making it harder for anyone monitoring these public Wi-Fi hotspots to track my Activity now using Tunnel Bear itself is easy all you have to do is open the app select the country that you want to browse from and Tunnel bear will securely tunnel you to that country hiding your IP address in the process try Tunnel Bear for free by Visiting Tunnelbear.com/phonebuff or by clicking on that link down below in the description Which speaking of, I’ll have the link to the iPhone 10’s video down there as well so be sure to check that video out if you Haven’t already, but anyways that is it for me in this video.

Thank you guys for watching and as always I’ll see you in the very next episode .

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Maybe you’ve been using an iPhone for years, or maybe you just recently switched to it. In both cases, there are so many little settings that you probably don’t know about, but really should. They might have to do with security or privacy, or are just plain useful. So today we’re going to go over 13 settings in iOS that you should really change right away. Keep in mind this list is based on iOS 11, so if you have something other than that, things might look a bit different. We can start off with some privacy settings, because I think those are pretty important. The first one will stop Apple from tracking your behavior and using it to advertise to you. Go to settings, Privacy, then at the bottom, Advertising. Then simple enable the option that says “Limit Ad Tracking”. You’ll still see advertisements, but they won’t use your personal information to deliver them. Another setting you should disable is back in the privacy menu, then Analytics.

Here I would disable “Share iPhone Analytics”, which sends Apple all sorts of data about how you use your phone, and even your location data. Companies always claim it’s to “help improve products”, but I don’t trust it. Next, here’s another really big one that you should disable, again under Privacy, then Location Services, and all the way at the bottom click “System Services”. Look for the option called “Location-Based Apple Ads”, and disable that. It should be self explanatory, but I definitely don’t want my phone using up battery life just to send me advertisements, what a joke. And like the other setting we did before, if you scroll down you’ll see a section called “product improvement”. Again, I would disable all of these if you don’t want Apple using your information for anything. This next one is pretty great. Go to Settings, iTunes and App Store, then look for the In-App Ratings and Reviews option, and disable that. Doing this will stop apps from being able to ask you to review them on the app store, which is really obnoxious.

Apple recently changed their app store policies so apps have to honor this setting, and use a new API for requesting reviews. Though this does mean that if the app you’re using hasn’t been updated recently, it still might be able to. Also, I’ve seen some apps that are up to date, and still bug me about reviews, so hopefully Apple will begin cracking down on apps that don’t honor this option. But it should still help. Next up is another setting in this menu, called “Video Autoplay”, where you will have the option to enable, disable or enable only when on Wi-Fi. I keep this disabled, which makes it so when you’re browsing the app store, it doesn’t automatically just start playing video previews that I don’t want to see. Of course, you can still always click them to play them manually, which is the way it should be in my opinion. Alright the next few have to do with security.

This next one is for anyone who only has a four digit numeric passcode. You’ll want something stronger than that for a couple reasons, but in any case, go to Settings, Touch ID and Passcode, then click “Change Passcode”. After you type in your passcode once, you’ll see an option for “passcode options” so click that. Here, you can choose multiple types of passcodes.

Four digit numeric is the weakest, and you probably shouldn’t use it. I would recommend at least using custom numeric, and choosing something at least 5 or 6 digits long. Or for the most security, choose an alphanumeric passcode. One obvious benefit of this is that it makes it a lot harder for a thief to guess your password. Every extra number makes your passcode 10 times stronger, and if you’re using touch-ID, you don’t need to type it in that often anyway. Also, if you use a longer passcode, it makes it harder for anyone else to spy on you typing in your password and remember it, like if they’re looking over your shoulder. Ok moving on. You might not realize this, but by default a lot of your data can be accessed right from the lockscreen, without your phone being locked. To fix this, again go to the Touch ID and Passcode menu, and scroll down to the options under “Allow access when locked”. Look through these and see if you want to disable any. For example, you might not want someone to be able to return a missed call without typing in the password.

Or, say you have a smart lock for your door or something, you probably want to disable “Home Control” so no one can unlock your door from the lock screen. But a really big one is Siri. Siri can do a lot, and you might not want people being able to access it from the lock screen. Apple has actually improved it so you need to type in your passcode to access most sensitive data, like your emails. But for some things, like asking about your most recent call, it will still show anyone without a passcode. So unless you use siri a lot from the lock screen, best to keep it disabled. This next setting has to do with two-factor authentication, something I’ve advocated forever. In settings click your name at the top for Apple ID, iCLoud, and iTunes.

Then click Password & Security, and enable “Two Factor Authentication”. The process will make it so whenever you want to log into your Apple account from a new device, you’ll need to enter a second code that’s either sent to your phone number, or can be shown on one of your iOS devices. This is great for a number of reasons, first of all if someone somehow gets your password, like from another database breach you don’t know about. Also, someone might even be able to call up Apple support, and convince them they’re you, and have all your information changed.

In fact, that’s exactly what happened to me one time. Not even kidding, someone from China called up Apple support, had my password changed, and my account information, and spent all my itunes funds on some random app. Luckily, it was such an obvious fraud that Apple was able to restore everything for me. If you enable two factor authentication, it makes it even more difficult for someone to try and impersonate you.

For maximum security, you can also enable the recovery key option. Last I checked, you’re given one when you sign up for it, but if you choose, you can make it so ONLY your recovery key can be used to reset your password. Not even an Apple support person could do it. Obviously, if you do that, DO NOT LOSE THE KEY. Make several copies of it, store it in a safe place, like with your passport or other important documents, because if you lose it and forget your password, you WILL lose your Apple account permanently without that recovery key. Alright we still got a few more settings to change. For the next one, go to Settings, Display and Brightness, and Auto-Lock.

The lower you have this set, the more secure your phone will be. If you happen to just set your phone down, this is how long it will take before your phone locks itself. Obviously “never” isn’t a great idea, because then anyone who walks by can get into your phone unless the battery runs out. Ideally, you’d set this to 30 seconds, but I actually have it set to 1 minute, because the screen will dim 10 seconds before it locks, meaning if it’s on 30 seconds, and say you’re reading something and don’t touch the screen, it will dim after just 20 seconds, which is really annoying. Next up is actually one of my favorites, and you might already know about this feature, called “Night Shift”. Under settings to go Display & Brightness, then Night Shift.

This feature allows you to change the color of the screen at night so it’s less harsh on your eyes, and making it a bit more orange. This reduces the blue light coming from the screen, which is known to disrupt our sleep. I’d recommend setting it on max, and believe me, you probably won’t even notice the difference because your eyes will get used to it, but it will help. And I like to keep mine on sunrise to sunset, so it changes automatically. But you can also either manually enable it, or choose your own times to schedule it.

And if you’re skeptical, try keeping it enabled at night for a few hours, and then turn it off for a second, and I’m pretty sure you’ll be surprised. Ok almost finished, I also really like this next one. In the settings click on your Apple ID at the top, and then click iCloud, then “Find My iPhone”. Now yes, I know you probably already have Find My iPhone enabled, but that’s not what we’re here for. You actually want to enable the setting called “Send Last Location”.

With this, if your phone’s battery is about to die, it will send out one last signal with it’s location. At least that way, if you forgot your phone somewhere, you’ll know where to check first. And hopefully if it didn’t move since then, it should still be there. And finally, this setting might be good to change for anyone with a limited data plan, which is probably most people. Go to settings, Cellular, and near the bottom look for “Wi-Fi Assist”. This allows your phone to fall back onto cellular data if the current Wi-Fi network has a poor connection. This sounds great, but if you have a limited data plan, it could be eating through a lot of data.

It will actually say right there how much data it’s used, so if it’s not a lot, you can probably just leave it on. And obviously if you have unlimited data you can keep it on because it doesn’t mattery. But if you do have a data cap, and see it’s using, say a few hundred megabytes or more, you should probably turn that off if you tend to find yourself running low on data every month. So, that should cover it. If you have any other really good settings to change, be sure to let us know down in the comments, and check down there as well to see if anyone else came up with some good ones I didn’t. If you want to keep watching I’ll put some other videos right here, and if you want to subscribe, I make new videos every tuesday thursday saturday. Also consider enabling notifications by clicking the bell, or else YouTube probably won’t show you any new videos anyway. So again I’m looking forward to hearing from you, so thanks for watching I’ll see you next time, have a good one. .

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I need your advice on Xbox One TV setup troubleshooting. Make sure you are using an HDMI cable with the HDMI out port on the console and the other end plugged into the TV. Other cables may fit but not actually carry the HDMI signal. I know that a bad HDMI cable can cause the thing to have shoddy TV displays, and a low quality cable is almost as bad as a non-working one. I have a set-top box.

If you have a set top box, put the HDMI cable that connects the TV to the set box into the HDMI in port instead. What if the images on the TV are still lousy? After you plug it in, you’ll want to power cycle the set top box to clear out configuration information that does not take the Xbox into effect. This is an Xbox One; somewhere, somehow, something would have to get rebooted. After you bring up the set top box, you should set the cable box output to 720P, and you’ll want to turn off multi-channel sound. There goes the Dolby digital. How do I get to 720P? Go to the Xbox settings, display and sound, TV resolution and then pick 720P.

And then it is all going to get the Xbox TV set up done. After you make all these configuration changes for the set top box, then you power cycle the Xbox One. Rebooting seems to fix everything else for Microsoft products. You may need to go to the Settings, display and sound color space and pick the setting for TV. Microsoft suggests using the standard setting, whereas PC RGB is only for PC monitors. What do I do if the audio is messed up? Under settings, display and sound, you’ll probably want to switch from HDMI audio or optical audio. The best choice for audio format is stereo uncompressed, though you can pick and 7.1. I’d rather not cycle through the settings trying to get the TV going. Remember that after these changes, the TV may not display its signal unless the Xbox is on. And you have to have the TV set to accept HDMI as its input signal. What do I do if the thing still has problems? You can try to update the console’s software or update the TV’s firmware.

That’s the one thing in the house I do not know how to update. You can ask Microsoft to repair the Xbox One if things still won’t work, but TV repairs are a little harder to figure out, though you can call the cable company to try to tweak the set top box setup. They can even reset it remotely, though they are just as likely to do that when I do not want them to. .

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This great device was here this is the Xbox and so for the first time let me now unveil Xbox. The original Xbox just turned 16 years old and it’s fair to say it’s one of my favorite, if not my all-time favorite console ever. There was something special when the machine was released in 2001 and it truly felt like it was the last console you’d ever want to play. Microsoft really hit it out of the park.It had it all – 64 megabytes of RAM, built-in hard drive, broadband network port, DVD movie support and of course – The Duke. What a controller this was often criticized for being oversized but to me it was awesome.

The later released “S” controller became the prototype for the Xbox 360 controller that preceded it. The system was modded pretty easily thanks to the ability to flash a modified BIOS to the TSOP package. Microsoft clearly did not anticipate the system being busted wide open so quickly. Because it was x86 based and utilized DirectX what this did was open the door for homebrew, emulation and media players that could be developed on the PC but easily ported to the Xbox.

If you’ve ever owned a modded xbox the chances are you’ve played my homebrew and emulators. So I ended up finding a local seller that was selling an Xbox for about $50 so I decided to pick up the Machine and see if we can softmod it as well as fit a compact flash device in place of the eight gigabyte hard drive that come stock with an Xbox – so let’s see if we can make that work. So this is the Xbox that I picked up it’s in pretty good shape there’s a few minor scratches but overall it’s well looked-after. Now I’m going to walk through how to softmod an xbox there are a ton of tutorials and videos out there but it’s also a little confusing if you’re not sure what to do. So I’m going to keep it real simple You’ll need an Xbox of course, a copy of Splinter Cell and it has to be an original version not a greatest-hits version or anything else Also you’ll need a USB to controller port cable adapter these cost a few bucks on eBay and finally you’ll need a USB flash drive 512 megabytes or higher is recommended.

Now on your PC plug in your USB thumb drive and download these soft mod install files and Xplorer360. I’ll leave a link in the description below for a location of both of these. Next what you want to do is extract these soft mod install files onto your hard drive next load up Xplorer360 and select partition 0 now you can drag the contents of the soft mod installed files that you previously extracted into partition 0. Go ahead and unplug your thumb drive from your PC and then connect up your USB to control port cable to your Xbox and then plug the thumb drive into that. Now on the Xbox dashboard go to the memory sub menu and then select Controller 2 – now you’ll see to save files go ahead and copy both of those save files to the internal Xbox hard drive. Now it’s time to load Splinter Cell you’ll see a profile called Linux select that and then select checkpoints and that will trigger the exploit and boot up to a custom dashboard now from here we’re ready to install the softmod. What we need to do is first back up our EEPROM this will copy it to the hard disk in case we need to recover it later Install the softmod just follow the on-screen prompts and you will have a modded system on your next reboot you will have a fully modded xbox to play backups, emulators and media players.

Now we have a soft modded system and we could stop right here but remember I want to install a compact flash card into this machine and we can’t do that with a soft mod. Let me explain. So before we continue I think it’s important we talk about locking of hard drives. Each Xbox system has a hard drive which is an 8 gigabyte hard drive and that’s locked to the console with a serial number and the serial number is stored in the Xbox’s EEPROM as well as on the hard drive and essentially what that means is if you try to take a particular hard drive and install it into another Xbox it’s not going to work because the serial number on the hard drive does not match the EEPROM serial number in the second Xbox that you try to install the hard drive – so what you need to do once you’ve modded your Xbox is to unlock the drive.

Unlocking the drive essentially means you can take it and install it onto another Xbox that has been modded previously but it doesn’t mean you can install it onto an Xbox that is a stock standard Xbox. Now what does this have to do with compact flash cards ? Well it’s quite simple – we can’t install a compact flash device on a soft modded xbox what we need to do is enable the flashing capability on the motherboard flash a new custom BIOS and then install the compact flash device. So let’s take a look at that now. So opening up an Xbox is pretty simple first turn the Xbox over there are six screws that need a Torx 10 screwdriver to remove go ahead and remove each of them two of the screws are underneath warranty stickers and the other four are concealed under the rubber feet. Once that’s done flip the system upright and remove the top shell it should just lift away. This is the inside of the Xbox and we’ve got the 8 gigabyte hard drive which is what we’re going to be replacing with the compact flash device and this is the DVD drive we’re going to keep that in the system in fact there’s nothing the system won’t work without a DVD in the system and of course you know we want to keep it anyway because I have a back catalog of games that I want to play.

The hard drive cradle is held by a single Torx that can be easily removed once that’s done remove the IDE cable and the molex power connector and then remove the cradle away from the motherboard. The DVD drive has two Torx screws on either side at the front of the cradle so go ahead and remove those as well next remove the yellow power cable and the IDE cable from the DVD drive and then the cradle will simply just lift away now before we can remove the motherboard from the case we need to disconnect all the connectors from the motherboard so remove the GPU fan and the case fan as well as the main power connector there’s also two connectors that connect up to the controller remote board don’t forget those as well now with the Torx screwdriver go ahead and remove all the screws connecting the motherboard to the case there should be 11 of them so once all the screws have been removed the motherboard should easily lift away from the case if it doesn’t double check your work and ensure that all the screws have been removed before proceeding so what we want to do next is flash a custom BIOS onto the tea shop and the reason why we have to open up the case to do that is because the tea’s up by default is read-only now by bridging to solder points on the motherboard we can make the teashop read writable which means we can then flash a custom bios onto the motherboard so in order to flush the t’s up what we need to do is bridge a SATA point on the top side of the motherboard and then flip it over and bridge another saddle point on the bottom now I will say that there are different versions of the Xbox or motherboard there is everything from version 1 to version 1 and version has a certain way of enabling the t-top flash version to have another method and with version I don’t believe you can actually flash a teashop because I believe the LPC header has been removed so I think your only recourse if you have a is either soft modding or a mod ship so soldering those two points takes a little practice but it’s pretty simple to do it took me all of about 2 minutes then I checked my work and everything looked good so now we can form the BIOS flash because we still have a soft mod I’ve burnt a utility called hexan to a DVD and booted it on the Xbox once it loaded I then selected t-top flash from the menu and flushed a custom by us this process takes about a minute or two the next time you boot up you will see a custom boot screen now we can finally install our compact flash card for my xbox I’m going to use a 32 gigabyte compact flash card it’s not the largest but the bigger compact flash cards can get quite expensive however I think a compact flash to SD card adapter would work quite well if you did want something larger now that we have our modded xbox with compact flash let’s go back to what makes this machine so awesome first of all the homebrew support is excellent this tool called DVD to Xbox will allow you to copy your discs to the hard drive I have a nice collection of original games and of course nothing beats original games but the less where on my DVD drive and discs the better so I just prefer to install these games on my compact flash card and play them that way incidentally Microsoft officially added the same functionality on the Xbox 360 many years later even though there is support for HD displays I’ve always preferred to play original Xbox on a CRT display the Xbox has some fantastic games out run 2006 is one of my favorites but it’s getting harder to find these days so if you do see it in the wild I wouldn’t hesitate to pick it up another benefit of a modded bios is the ability to play games from other regions this is the Japanese version of Jet Set Radio future by Sega which is easily one of the best games for the system in my opinion and any region games can be installed to the Xbox hard drive using DVD2XBOX and how can I not talk about Timesplitters 2 which is a fantastic first-person shooter by Free Radical.

If this game reminds you of Goldeneye on the N64 you’d be correct. Free Radical is made up of essentially the same development staff that developed Goldeneye and Perfect Dark for the Nintendo 64. Speaking of Nintendo, the emulators on the Xbox are excellent and still hold up very well today. Let’s take a quick look at some of my software ports this is my Super Nintendo emulator called xSnes9x which is based off Snes9x I’m only just revisiting this emulator after about seven years and it still feels and runs great today. It even supports lightguns for super-scope games and justifier games like Lethal Enforcers. Did you ever think it would be possible to play Killer Instinct on an original Xbox? Well here it is a Raspberry Pi or Pandora’s Box has no chance of running this thing anywhere close to full speed. There are many emulators that can boot from original discs this Sega CD emulator called Xenesis can boot from originals with full CD audio music.

This Nintendo 64 emulator called Surreal64 was a very ambitious project where I combined three open-source emulators into one to increase compatibility. I went back and played it and I noticed there are certainly issues with some of the games and some graphical glitches but there is a team that has been maintaining and updating it that I’ll definitely need to check out as it stands it runs many classic Nintendo 64 games very well I was very proud of this emulator and I consider it one of the best things I ever coded and worked on and my port of a Neo Geo CD emulator called neo CD STL can also prove from originals what’s cool about the Xbox is that it’s truly the only system you ever needed for all your gaming and emulation needs I also find it interesting that there are active Kickstarter campaigns for CD cloned based systems when the Xbox has been doing this since about 2002 now before I go I did want to mention a couple of things now obviously in this day and age we all know about raspberry PI’s and how great they are for emulation devices but one thing I will say is don’t discount a $50 Xbox it has everything that you need literally out of the box to get an emulation station as well as playing amazing amazing Xbox original games in one system you can plug it into a high-definition television fly component cables or you can keep it retro and use a CRT and plug it in via s-video scart RGB or composite video and all that stuff is available to it out of the box for you know $50 for a used system it’s pretty much a no-brainer and with the Nintendo 64 PlayStation and arcade emulation that’s out there it’s really a great device and to top it off you’ve got a huge library of a really really good Xbox original games to pick from as well now I did showcase some of them on this particular video but there are so many awesome Xbox original games out there for you to play before you think about picking up a Raspberry Pi and a power supply and a controller and a SD card and all the little bits and pieces you need to get a emulation station running on a Raspberry Pi maybe you want to think about picking up an Xbox because they do a really great job for about the same amount of money and I would argue less money than a Raspberry Pi as well as having the ability to play those classic Xbox games well that’s it for this video guys I hope you enjoyed it let me know what you thought about it in the comments below as always don’t forget to Like and subscribe and I’ll catch you guys in the next video bye for now

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Alexa Bluetooth Smart Speaker XL-V, A Multi-Room Audio Speaker WiFi Compatibility Streaming Music from Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, Sirius, etc Smart Home Control

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Introducing the voice-controlled Alexa XL-V Smart Speaker from 808 Audio. Its cylindrical design offers stereo, room filling, immersive sound, delivering crisp vocals and dynamic bass response. Pair additional speakers and stream music everywhere in your home at the same time. The XL-V connects to cloud-based voice service, Alexa, that instantly provides information, answers questions, plays music, reads the news, checks sport scores, reports on weather and so much more. Say the song, artist or genre you want to hear and stream directly over WiFi from Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music and more! Or stream music wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet. Far-field voice control lets Alexa hear you from across the room even when music is playing. Alexa works with a wide range of compatible WiFi smart home products using only your voice. By enabling the manufacture’s free Alexa smart home skill, you can turn on bedroom lights or turn up the thermostat. Use it to order pizza, request a ride, track your fitness and more. Alexa automatically adapts to your personal preferences so it keeps getting smarter the more you use it.

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Fire TV Cube | Hands-Free with Alexa and 4K Ultra HD | Streaming Media Player

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Hand-Free TV Fire TV Cube is the first hands-free streaming media player with Alexa, delivering an all-in-one entertainment experience. From across the room just say, “Alexa, play Billions” and Fire TV Cube turns on your TV and starts playing the SHOWTIME drama, allowing you to control your entertainment with voice commands. Watch as thousands of movies and TV episodes come to life with vibrant colors and detailed contrast in 4K Ultra HD and HDR. With far-field voice recognition, eight microphones, and beamforming technology, Fire TV Cube hears you from any direction. From across the room, just ask Alexa to turn on the TV, adjust the volume, and control playback. Fire TV Cube also comes with the Alexa Voice Remote, for when you want to navigate your favorite TV shows and movies without making a sound.

With Alexa on Fire TV Cube, you can control compatible TVs, sound bars, and A/V receivers from top brands like Samsung, Sony, LG, Vizio, and more. Plus, tune to live TV channels with cable or satellite boxes from providers like Comcast, DISH, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, and more. You cannot use your voice to change channels through an over-the-air HD antenna. Use Alexa on Fire TV to control playback of content (play, pause, resume) in many of your favorite apps. Additionally, many apps including Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access, SHOWTIME, NBC, and others have integrated even further with Alexa, which will allow you to browse, search, and change channels within supported apps. Voice control is getting smarter all the time.

Fire TV Cube is the first hands-free streaming media player with Alexa, delivering an all-in-one entertainment experience. From across the room, just ask Alexa to turn on the TV, dim the lights, and play what you want to watch.
With far-field voice recognition, eight microphones, and beamforming technology, Fire TV Cube hears you from any direction. Enjoy hands-free voice control of content-search, play, pause, fast forward, and

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Echo Dot (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Black

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What is Echo Dot?

Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device with a small built-in speaker—it can also connect to your speakers or headphones over Bluetooth or through a 3.5 mm audio cable to deliver stereo sound to the speakers you choose. Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly.

Echo Dot can hear you from across the room, even while music is playing. When you want to use Echo Dot, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Dot responds instantly. If you have more than one Echo or Echo Dot, Alexa responds intelligently from the Echo device you’re closest to with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception).

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Made for any room

Sleek and compact design makes Echo Dot a convenient addition to any room in the house. With its built-in speaker, you can place Dot in the bedroom and use it as a smart alarm clock that can also turn off your lights. Or use Dot in the kitchen to easily set timers and shop tens of millions of Amazon products using just your voice.

Echo Dot can also directly connect to speakers using a 3.5 mm stereo cable or using Bluetooth to add voice control to your home stereo system in the living room or den.

Voice control your music.

Echo Dot provides hands-free voice control for Amazon Music—just ask for your favorite artist or song, or request a specific genre or mood. You can also search for music by lyrics, when a song or album was released, or let Alexa pick the music for you.

Echo Dot also provides hands-free voice control to Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn.


Hands-free calling and messaging

With Echo Dot, you can talk to almost anyone hands-free—no tapping or searching required. Use the Drop In feature when you want to connect instantly with compatible Echo devices in your home. For example, you can ask someone for help with a chore, or remind the kids to go to sleep—without having to raise your voice. With Alexa Announcements you can also use Echo Dot to broadcast a quick, one-way message to all other Echo devices in your home.

Making calls with Alexa is easy. Your contacts will see your number when they receive the call so they know who is calling. Set up your voice profile and teach Alexa to recognize your voice. When you say, “Alexa, call Mom”, Alexa will call your mom, even if you have multiple users in your home. Additionally, you can send messages via voice or text to anyone with a supported Echo device or the Alexa App.

Voice control your smart home

Use Echo Dot to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn up the thermostat while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—all without lifting a finger…or even raising your voice.

Echo Dot works with smart home devices such as lights, switches, fans, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more from Philips Hue, TP-Link, ecobee, WeMo, SmartThings, Insteon, Lutron, Nest, Wink, Honeywell, and more.

Far-field voice recognition

Tucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. With a more powerful processor, the all-new Echo Dot has improved wake-word performance to hear you ask a question from any direction—even in noisy environments or while playing music.

When you want to use Echo Dot, simply say the wake word, “Alexa,” and Dot lights up and streams audio to the cloud, where the Alexa Voice Service is leveraged to recognize and respond to your request instantly.

Always getting smarter

Alexa—the brain behind Echo Dot—is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more you use Dot, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because Echo Dot is always connected, updates are delivered automatically.

Just in the last few months we’ve added Amazon order tracking, repeating alarms, and thousands of new skills from third-party developers.

Echo Dot has skills

Skills add even more capabilities like ordering a pizza from Domino’s, requesting a ride from Uber, tracking your fitness with Fitbit, ordering flowers from 1-800-Flowers, and more. Enabling skills lets your Echo Dot do even more—simply discover skills you want to use in the Alexa App. To enable a new skill, just ask Alexa.

New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about the thousands of skills available in the Alexa App.

Do More with the Alexa App

With the free Alexa App on Fire OS, Android, iOS, and desktop browsers, you can easily setup and manage your Echo Dot.

Use the Alexa App to connect services you already use like Spotify, Pandora, and Google Calendar. Setup your smart home devices from Philips Hue, TP-Link, ecobee, WeMo, SmartThings, Insteon, Nest, Lutron, and more. See which books are available to read from your Kindle and Audible libraries. View shopping and to-do lists while on the go. Control your timers and set custom tones for your alarms, and much more. The Alexa App is also where you discover third-party skills.

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Echo (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Charcoal Fabric

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What is Echo?

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, ask questions, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask.

Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound. It has seven microphones and beamforming technology so it can hear you from across the room — even while music is playing. When you want to use Echo, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Echo responds instantly.

Voice control your music

The 2nd generation Echo has a 2.5” downward-firing woofer and 0.6” tweeter to deliver crisp vocals and dynamic bass throughout the room. You can play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more. With Amazon Music, you can search by lyrics, time-period, or let Alexa pick the music for you. You can also listen to audiobooks from Audible, podcasts, radio stations, news briefs, and more.

Voice control your home

Want to play music on an Echo in another room? Now with multi-room music, you can tell Alexa to play across your compatible Echo devices. Tell Alexa to play jazz in the kitchen, top pop in the family room, or play the same song throughout your whole home. Echo can also directly connect to speakers using a 3.5 mm stereo cable or using Bluetooth to add voice control to your home stereo system in the living room or den.

Voice control your home

Use Echo to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the coffee maker on your way to the kitchen, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—all without lifting a finger. Ask Alexa to turn on the TV, turn up the volume, change the channel, or play your favorite movie. Echo can control your Fire TV, and select devices from Sony, Dish, and Logitech.

Control multiple devices at scheduled times or with a single voice command, like locking the doors and turning off the lights when you go to bed. Echo works with lights, locks, switches, thermostats, and more from WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, Nest, ecobee, and Wink.


Hands-free calling and messaging

With Echo, you can talk to almost anyone hands-free—no tapping or searching required. Use the Drop In feature when you want to connect instantly with compatible Echo devices in your home. For example, you can ask someone for help with a chore, or remind the kids to go to sleep—without having to raise your voice. With Alexa Announcements you can also use Echo to broadcast a quick, one-way message to all other Echo devices in your home.

Making calls with Alexa is easy. Your contacts will see your number when they receive the call so they know who is calling. Set up your voice profile and teach Alexa to recognize your voice. When you say, “Alexa, call Mom”, Alexa will call your mom, even if you have multiple users in your home. Additionally, you can send messages via voice or text to anyone with a supported Echo device or the Alexa App.


Far-field voice recognition

Tucked under the light ring is an array of seven microphones that use beamforming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. The 2nd generation Echo has improved wake-word performance to hear you ask a question from any direction—even in noisy environments or while playing music at loud volumes.

When you want to use Echo, simply say the wake word, “Alexa,” and Echo lights up and connects to the cloud, where the Alexa Voice Service recognizes and responds to your request instantly.


Alexa has skills

Echo uses tens of thousands of skills and counting. Skills add even more capabilities like ordering a pizza from Domino’s, requesting a ride from Uber, tracking your fitness with Fitbit, controlling your TV with Dish, and more. To enable new skills, just ask Alexa.

New skills are being added all the time. You can also see ratings and reviews to learn what other customers are saying about the thousands of skills available in the Alexa App.


Always getting smarter

Alexa is always getting smarter — the more you use Echo, the more Alexa adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because Echo is always connected, updates are delivered automatically.

Just in the last few months we’ve added Alexa calling and messaging, multi-room music, and reminders, along with skills from third-party developers.


Suit your style

Customize your Echo for any room with Echo Shell, available in a range of fabrics and finishes